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Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.
Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.

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Director:
Writers:
Claude Rister (story)
Earle Snell (continuity)
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Release Date:
25 December 1932 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Packing a long-barreled Colt and a dynamite wallop, Ken Mason rides herd on a desperate gang in the lone gulch. See more »
Plot:
Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ken Maynard ... Ken Mason
Cecilia Parker ... Jenny Lee (as Cecelia Parker)
Sheldon Lewis ... Matt Daley (The Phantom)
Frank Brownlee ... Alf Sykes
Jack Clifford ... Newt
George Gerwing ... Clem Sykes (as Geo. Gerwing)
Lafe McKee ... Colonel Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sheriff Mort Langly (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Baldra ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Sheriff Mort Langly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman Discussing Reward (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Deputy Jess (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Jones ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Barfly with Bar Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Luther ... Musician / Barfly (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman Wanting Reward (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Bill (uncredited)
Pascale Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Pope ... Gambler (uncredited)
Tarzan ... Tarzan (uncredited)
Robert Walker ... Skeeter (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Captive in Cave (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Gunman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan James 
 
Writing credits
Claude Rister (story)

Earle Snell (continuity)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer
Burt Kelly .... producer
William Saal .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
David Berg  (as Dave Berg)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph M. DeLacy (settings) (as Ralph DeLacy)
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Coleman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Art Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunt double: Ken Maynard (uncredited)
Bill Patton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Pope .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Val Burton .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.W. Hammons .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (certificate #3105)

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Trivia:
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Perfect Ken Maynard movie!, 29 May 2006
Author: Steve Haynie from Easley, South Carolina

Within the context of a B western, Tombstone Canyon is close to perfect. Yes, it looks a lot like every other cheap western of its time, but the early 1930's were a great time for westerns. Ken Maynard never falters for the entire run time of this movie.

As the movie starts we are introduced to the place known as Tombstone Canyon. Ken rides in to find himself unwelcome and the desired target of many ill-intended shots. Between the gang of bad guys and the mysterious phantom Ken has his hands full, but fortunately Jenny Lee happens to be riding through and fires a few helpful shots of her own. It is then that Ken learns more about Tombstone Canyon and the mysterious screaming phantom who kills as many of the Lazy S cowboys as possible. The phantom is not Ken's worry, however. He has traveled to meet a friend who has a secret to reveal, but by the time Ken arrives he finds out that his friend is murdered. Alf Sykes, owner of the Lazy S does not want Ken to learn anything, so he does everything he can to destroy Ken. The phantom also confronts Ken and threatens him. It is only at the end that Ken learns the secret someone wanted him to know, and the phantom's identity is revealed.

Even if the plot was done hundreds of times over the years, it was done right in this 1932 movie. Most of the credit must go to Ken Maynard for making Tombstone Canyon so much fun to watch. His on screen personality was at its most captivating. Few western heroes looked as good and had the ability to act as well as Ken Maynard.

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